Sheffield has a thriving, young urban art and music scene, but, until recently, ‘There were a lot of branded chain bars. But nowhere for cool people to go,’ says Sola

Axis Design fits out showroom

Axis Design Europe has redesigned the London showroom of furniture manufacturer Staverton, which reopens on 15 June. Staverton has also revealed long-term plans to build its presence in Europe (it

Ottos Dining Lounge

The people behind Ottos Dining Lounge are Scandinavian, and it shows – in a positive way. It’s a very architectural space, the interior is carefully designed and controlled and a

All bar some

Katy Greaves decides to call time on the 1990s ‘gastropubs’ and raises a glass to new bar designs that reflect the exclusive, sophisticated trend of the Noughties


Richard Neat seemed to be bucking the trend when he went big for his new bar/ brasserie venture in London’s Oxo Tower Wharf, which opened in May. Kiran Curtis Architects


Luxon Carrà has created the identity for a fundraising campaign by charity CAMVET, for the University of Cambridge Veterinary School.

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Hugh Pearman tries to read between the lines of (recently published) design group monographs

Blair win yields identity projects

The post-Election overhaul of Government departments, including four new departments, should result in substantial identity projects for design consultancies. The Team appears to be the first beneficiary of the overhaul

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